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Steering Shaft Mounts

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by shaun, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Aug 9, 2018
    shaun

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    I’m looking for one of those floor board steering shaft mounts as well as the under mount to the dash for the steering shaft.. anyone know if I have to fab one or one to purchase?
     
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    colojeepguy

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    Is this a stock Ross steering gear? If so, there's no mount at the floorboard, the steering gear bolts to the frame.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2018
    shaun

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    I upgraded to power steering with original steering column.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2018
    FinoCJ

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    Shaun - derailing your post a bit here, but you did the conversion where you cut the worm gear off the end of the column and add on a u-joint? If so, would love to see some posts on how it went for you. I think its probably more work that other options, but I like keeping the original column.
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2018
    shaun

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    No problem.. I cut off the worm and shaved down the shaft to fit into a u-joint coupling. I read of that way a long time ago but what other ways or options are you talking about to convert to PS with original column? I’ll try to get pictures. Just painted my Jeep summit color gunmetal metallic the past weekend. Now doing small things/ accessories and then to wiring and hydraulic clutch.. still work to be done.. busy busy busy.. firefighter, two kids, so time has been lacking with 62 JEEP..
     
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    Keys5a

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    This thread should probably move over to CJ5 tech rather than here under restoration/reasearch. This page is for keeping things stock as it came from the factory. Mondfications are better discussed over in tech.
    -Donny
     
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    FinoCJ

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    moved to ecj5 tech
     
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    Bowbender

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    I'm going to use the original column as well. I have most of the parts, I'll post pics when I get it put together.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 12:19 AM
    Keys5a

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    If you guys can locate an intermediate ('72-'75) column, or a Postal column, it is nearly a bolt-in swap using all stock parts. It saves a bunch of fabrication time, is safe, and looks like the original column from the interior.
    Just saying.
    -Donny
     
  10. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:54 AM
    47v6

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    I welded a round flange I made around the bottom of the column, then bolted it to the floor.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:05 AM
    mortten

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  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM
    Warloch

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    Typically I cut a section out of piece of tube, welded flats with bolt holes to clamp on the column, attached to flat plate bolted to floor.

    You can also get some nice parts from Speedway and Summit if you don't fab your own.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:17 PM
    Oldriginal86

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  14. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:16 PM
    chipdom

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    I am in the process of using the original column and cutting the top and bolting the round ross mounted flange to the floor with fabricated plates sandwiched to hold the bearing.
    I do not have it quite figured out yet as the horn wire is a problem.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:25 PM
    Keys5a

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    The intermediate CJs have a simple triangular bracket that bolts to the lower firewall. It has a built-in clamp to secure the column.
    -Donny
     
  16. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:29 PM
    colojeepguy

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    An intermediate column is longer than a postal jeep. I tried an intermediate column and I would have had to butcher the left side motor mount or build a shaft with 27 u joints. The shorter postal column allowed me to run the shaft right over the motor mount.
    YMMV
     
  17. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:51 PM
    Daryl

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    Speedway Motors has exactly what you are looking for. Lots of mounts and joints.
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2018 at 10:57 AM
    47v6

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    this is what I used
    Nostalgia Steel Steering Column
    I had to shorten it, but they sell shorter ones. I just estimated incorrectly. I have been using it for a couple years and its perfect. The splines for the hub are a bit loose and bother some people, but I don't even notice. YMMV.

    I even machined my original 2A steering wheel to bolt to the hub. Its really awesome. The only real drawback is the lack of a town button. i am sure if it tried hard enough I could figure out something, but I just don't care all that much and they didn't bother me with inspection...
     
  19. Aug 11, 2018 at 11:17 AM
    Twin2

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    you wouldn't get a pass here :whistle:
    that's why you see so many aftermarket horn buttons on old cars and trucks out here

    the biggest advantage with a later column is turn signals that actually cancel :D
     
  20. Aug 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM
    47v6

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    Yeah, I really should put a horn button on the column. I have the relay and all that, but no one cared. I just yell at people real loud instead of using the horn to get people to look away from their phones at lights.

    I used a tilt column in this jeep before. The cancelling turn signals are nice, but I really like the retro look of the original steering wheel. Its awesome to use one finger in the giant wheel with power steering to parallel park.
     
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